Juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the head of the femur is also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. In this condition, blood supply to the ball of the femur is cut off and the bone dies. It primarily affects young boys.
Legg–Calvé–Perthes Disease (/ˈlɛɡ.kælˈveɪ.ˈpɜrtiz/, /ˈlɛɡ.kɑːlˈveɪ.ˈpɜr
tɨz/) is a childhood ...
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs when too little blood is supplied to the ball
portion of the hip joint (femoral head). Without an adequate blood supply, this ...
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare disease of the hip that afflicts
approximately 1 in 1200 children. Of those children, only about one in four are
, often called Perthes Disease
, is the result of interruption to the blood flow to the head of the femur (thigh bone) in a young patient. Lack of blood supply to this area of bone causes
a problem called osteonecrosis. In general... More »
Causes. Expand Section. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease usually occurs in boys 4
through 10 years old. There are many theories about the cause of this disease, ...
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, or Perthes disease, as it is usually called, is a ...
The lack of an adequate blood supply causes the head of the femur bone to die.
Perthes disease, also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, is a childhood hip
disorder that primarily affects the ball part of the hip joint. This ball is called the ...
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